Aye Dilruba

Lata's magical rendition of Sajjad's composition- Aye Dilruba is stuff of legends. Music aficionado Archisman Mozumder adds one more heart-rending legend to the storied song.

Saawan Ke Jhoole Pade

Australia-based film-maker Abhijit Deonath pens a memorable picture of the moments he was stopped in his tracks by a Lata-Pancham-Bakshi beauty.

Tu Chanda Main Chaandani

Reshma Aur Shera's Tu Chanda Main Chaandani is an exquisite masterpiece. Dr. Dhirendra Tripathi explains his fascination for the song.

Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim

The actress Sadhana told Vishwas Nerurkar the interesting story behind the making of Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim. Excerpts from Nerurkar's book on composer Madan Mohan.

Bol Mere Maalik

This kind of muted yet assertive emoting was right up Lata Mangeshkar’s alley.

Kashee KaaL NaagiNee

"To understand her music is a process akin to the state of meditation – the perfect communion with the present, by shedding away the intrusions of the past and avoiding gazing at the looming shadows of the future. " writes Dr. Mukul Acharya.

Aakaash Pradeep Jwale

"In Indian popular music, the singer who has had the strongest impression on me is Lata Mangeshkar, the influence comes out so naturally in my articulation about Lata’s singing, friends in social networking circles often call me a LATAliban."says Indranath Mukherjee.

Kichhu To Chaahini Aami

'It is ‘kichhu to chaahini aami…’ that has made me subconsciously aware of the phenomenon that is Lata Mangeshkar.'- writes Archisman Mozumder.

O Sajnaa Barkha Bahaar Aayi

"O Sajnaa Barkha Bahaar Aayi from Parakh (1960) is a song that defines Lata in my mind." writes Dr. Mandar V. Bichu.

Aayega Aanewala

"Against the backdrop of the bewitch­ing black and white celluloid imagery, a mesmerizing song pierced through."- by Dr. Mandar V. Bichu.

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya

No other film song has brought out the reckless rebellious nature of love in such dignified, determined and defiant manner.

Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai

“Even today when I think of that song, I feel young all over, ready to sing and dance! Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai, Aaj Phir Marne Ka Iraada Hai!”

Kalpa-vruksha kanye saaThee

This Marathi non-film song is a moving expression of a distraught daughter's gratitude towards her departed father.

Sapne Huye Saanche

RC Boral's body of work with Lata is limited to just 2 movies and a huge chunk of that is from Shri Chaintanya Mahaprabhu.

Raat Andhiyaari Hai

The opening line "raat andhiyaari hai" sets the tone for this melancholy nocturne.

Ise Na Aur Lootiye

"You can come to my place and stay. I will charge you one rare Lata song per night" Anant Rege said when I was planning to visit Canada to get US my visa stamped.

Tu Humko Dekh

I came to the last tape which I wanted to junk along with the rest but decided to have a quick listen. And out came this song that just had me spell bound.

Subah Ka Intezar Kaun Kare

Coming to this Joru Ka Bhai-song, while the entire song is a masterpiece, there are still three specific highlights for me.

Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil

Some songs don’t just remain mere frameworks of notes rendered by some voices- instead they go on to become legends, thanks to their historical significance.

Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

Lata’s soulful vocals turned Babuji’s Bhupali – raag based composition into a divine spiritual journey.

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